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Dire Wolves - Paradisiacal Mind

by Dire Wolves

  • BLACK VINYL. Presented in a 350gsm Gloss Laminated Sleeve with download code.
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) - Paradisiacal Mind and their tenth (or possibly twelth) full length since 2008. Dire Wolves put forth a sound of ecstatic improvisation, each member documenting coordinate points in the higher dimensions of cosmic free-rock. The music lies somewhere near the nebulous intersection of psych, kosmische beat and astral jazz. These are exploratory journeys, transportive trance-based experiments in vertical listening, totally collaborative and often forming spontaneous compositions. The focus is more about feeling than any specific approach to playing.
    Paradisiacal Mind conjures a floating stellular kraut Americano with quite a lot to pull you in to the mix and then drift you right back out again. Following two simultaneous 2017 releases - on Feeding Tube and Beyond Beyond Is Beyond - that explored out-of-body experience, this latest work turns decidedly inward. Psychic rock that guides your vision to heaven, and heaven is in your mind. When cover artist Kyla Quigley asked the band to draw from the tarot to inform her new work, the card was The Star, a renewal of hope and strength to carry on. And so it all came together - acute, right and obtuse, all at once. A portion of the record was recorded in Oakland by Zachary Watkins (Black Spirituals), who helped set the atmosphere to capture the festival consciousness vibes. The remainder was realized on Bernal Hill, celebrating the 50+ year tradition of San Francisco psychedelic intensity. Additional players include Laura Naukkarinen (Lau Nau), Taralie Peterson (Spires That In The Sunset Rise) and Michael Whittaker (Jackie-O Motherfucker). 
    Recommended to the open minds that celebrate such sounds as the punk-hippie crossover scene of mid ‘80s SST records, as well as listeners of Scandinavian/Teutonic communal motorik vibes. And those into spiritual jazz, meditative and primordial minimalism, and scratched Environments LPs from the dollar bin. 
    For the heads. (Glen Burnout, September 2018 )

    LP released in UK/EU by Cardinal Fuzz Records (Distributed Via Forte)
    LP released in USA/NA by Feeding Tube Records
    cassette/digital release by Pome Pome Pome Tones
    released November 9, 2018

    1. Unfettered And Alive
    Jeffrey Alexander - guitar
    Sheila Bosco - drums
    Georgia Carbone - voice
    Brian Lucas - bass
    Arjun Mendiratta - violin

    2. Just Live Your Life Behind Your Eyes
    Jeffrey Alexander - guitar / bells
    Sheila Bosco - drums / percussion
    Georgia Carbone - voice / bells
    Brian Lucas - bass
    Arjun Mendiratta - violin
    Laura Naukkarinen - voice
    Michael Whittaker - flute

    3. We Are Stardust
    Jeffrey Alexander - fife / phonograph / guitar
    Sheila Bosco - electric piano
    Georgia Carbone - voice / shaker
    Brian Lucas - tapes
    Taralie Peterson - saxophone

    4. In And Out Of den Gärten He Goes
    Jeffrey Alexander - guitar / chalumeau / percussion
    Sheila Bosco - drums / percussion
    Georgia Carbone - voice
    Brian Lucas - bass
    Arjun Mendiratta - violin
    Taralie Peterson - saxophone

    5. Paradisiacal Mind
    Jeffrey Alexander - guitar / moog
    Sheila Bosco - drums
    Georgia Carbone - voice
    Brian Lucas - bass
    Arjun Mendiratta - violin
    Laura Naukkarinen - voice

    1+4 recorded at Santo in Oakland CA by Zachary Watkins
    2+5 recorded at Bessie Street in San Francisco CA by Jeffrey Alexander
    Track 3 recording and all tracks mixed at 3141 Mission St in San Francisco CA by Jeffrey Alexander
    Mastered by Chris Hardman
    Front cover screen print by Kyla Quigley

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dire Wolves - Paradisiacal Mind via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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released December 14, 2018


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